Can we talk for a sec about sweet potato fries? There's no question that sweet potatoes offer a plethora of nutritional benefits that white potatoes don't bring to the table; they're loaded up with vitamin A, beta carotene, and fiber (especially the skin). But once they hit the deep fryer and make their way out of a restaurant kitchen, you're also gaining a load of added sodium and fat that you may not want every time a sweet-savory-crispy fry craving hits.
Don't despair. Getting your fry fix without the guilt is easy to accomplish in your home kitchen--just ditch the deep fryer. Below are 5 of our favorite sweet potato fry recipes that utilize oven-crisping, rather deep-frying.
P.S. We especially love to match homemade sweet potato fries with a tangy yogurt sauce.
Baked Fish Sticks and Sweet Potato FriesThe best part about these baked beauties is their garlicky, goodness. Not only that, but at only 373 calories, you can afford to indulge in a second helping of homemade sweet potato fries and fish sticks. #winning
Spice Baked Sweet Potato FriesGive your sweet spud a swift kick with a chili powder seasoning and a Spicy Chipotle Ketchup dipping sauce
Grilled Sweet Potato FriesSurprise--we got a wildcard for ya. No need to limit your DIY fry experience to the oven roasting;next time you grill-out, slice large sweet potato wedges for a delightful cookout accompaniment.
Spicy Roasted Sweet Potato FriesReal talk, these slender-cut, brown sugar-enhanced fries put the traditional French fried potato to shame.
Roasted Sweet PotatoesA far cry from your average sweet potato, these almond-coated stunners bake to crispy perfection with and added layer of nutty flavor.
Fries not your thing...? How about a heap of homemade chips? It doesn't get much easier than Microwave Sweet Potato Chips. With just a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes later, you’ll have a delicious, salty snack that clocks in at less than 50 calories and 1g of fat per serving.